The self-propelled jack-up Seajacks Zaratan is on its way to Vlissingen in the Netherlands to undergo mobilisation in preparation for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan.
Seajacks Zaratan will install all 20 Siemens Gamesa SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines on the 120MW wind farm in the Taiwan Strait. This is the first renewables contract for Seajacks outside Europe.
The installation works are scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2019.
The project is located around six kilometers off the west coast of the Miaoli district with water depths ranging between 15 and 30 metres. The turbines will be installed on monopile foundations.
Once fully built in the second half of 2019 and fully operational in 2020, the Formosa 1 will have the capacity of 128MW.
The Formosa 1 Phase 1 comprises two 4MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines, which have been in operation since May 2017, and is Taiwan’s first operating wind farm.